Clubs and Honor Societies

Active Minds

Active Minds focuses on raising mental health awareness, education, and advocacy. Through school wide activities, students build connections and community to reduce social isolation and change the conversation about mental health.

Meets: Media Center 2:15-3:00

9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 11/9, 11/16, 12/17, 1/4, 1/11, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 5/10

American Red Cross Club

We collaborate with the regional Red Cross organization to raise funds for disaster relief; to organize blood drives; to collect toiletries for veterans, children, etc.

Meets: Every other Thurs. in the Media Center from 2:15 - 2:45 PM.

ASU (Asian Student Union)

Asian Student Union aims to create a close knit Asian community within Reservoir. ASU hopes to break down stereotypes and expose others to the different cultures that make up the school through a variety of events and performance showcases.

 

Meets: Tuesdays after school in the Media Center or Room 225

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Meets: See RHS Website Calendar

 

Black Student Union (BSU)

Black Student Union is a club, which serves and celebrated the African American Community here at Reservoir High School and surrounding areas.

 

Meets: Wednesdays at 2:15 in Room 230/Cafeteria/Media Center

Calligraphy Club

The Calligraphy Club introduces students of all skill levels to activities featuring lettering, typography, and design. Members can learn the basics of leadership, community-building, and entrepreneurship that all come with creating a small business and creating calligraphy.

 

Meets: Thursdays/2:15-2:45/Rm 218

Chess Club

Students from all levels of chess skill meet to play chess.

 

Meets: Thursday afternoons from 2:15 to 3:15 in Room 309

Class of 2023

Plan events and activities for the class of 2023

 

Meets: TBA

Cosmetology Club

Reservoir’s Cosmetology Club aims to encourage others to practice self love and self care through means of skin care, hair care, makeup, and nails!

 

Meets: TBA

Creators' Café (Creative Writing Workshop)

The Creators' Cafe hosts bimonthly meetings in which club participants would bring original writings and we would collectively critique them for future use/publication.

*Seeking new student leadership - Contact Mr. Valvano*

Meets: TBA

Dance Team

The dance team performs a routine at football and basketball halftimes. Tryouts are held prior to the fall season each year. Technical dance skills, kick line, hip hop and Pom dance styles are incorporated into each routine.

 

 

Meets: Twice a week 2:15-3:30

DECA

DECA is a business club with the objective of improving educational and career opportunities for students in the areas of marketing, business management, accounting, and entrepreneurship.

Regular Club meetings will be held monthly in the Media Center

Weekly meetings will be in held Room 301 to help those students who wish to improve their skills for competition and conference attendance.

 

Meets: Wednesdays 2:15 - 4:00 pm Room 301

Educators Rising (Previously FEA)

Educators Rising, also previously known as Future Educators of America (FEA) is an Honor Society here at Reservoir High School made up of students who aspire to be involved in the community. Educators Rising takes part in organizing activities throughout the school and focus on servant leadership opportunities.

 

Meets: TBA- Will send an announcement with dates/times. We will aim to meet during Gator Breaks.

Environmental Club

The environmental club focuses on student-led efforts to improve the environmental conditions around the school and community.

 

Meets: Wednesdays 2:15-3pm Room 208

French Club

Games, Food and all things francophone 2x a month in room 319. Sign up with your French teacher and join our remind app= text 3cd44d to 81010

 

Meets: Room 319 on Sept 21; Oct 13, 27; Nov 9

Gators Give

An intergenerational and service club. Gators Give is a club where students give back to the community with partnerships with Maple Lawn, North Laurel Community Center, and Arbor Terrace.

 

Meets: TBA

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

The Gender-Sexuality Alliance is a student-led group working to improve the school environment for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies.

 

Meets: Thursdays at 2:15-3:00 in Room 208

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

Girls Who Code meets alternatively with RHS Coding Club.

Meets: Thursday from 2:45 - 4:00 pm in Room 301

Ice Hockey Club

The Reservoir Ice Hockey Club exists to teach and train young athletes the fundamentals of the sport of ice hockey and to provide an opportunity for interscholastic competition between them and their cross-county peers.

Ice Hockey is a non-school-sponsored activity.

Meets: Off-Ice Training, On-Ice Practices, Games TBA

International Thespian Honor Society

Members are involved in at least one Theatre Arts course this school year, and have hours of involvement in the Theatre performances that meet the basic criteria. This is an application based organization.

It's Academic Trivia Team

Bring on the buzzers and the laughter! Students in all grades are welcome to join the "It's Academic" Trivia Team. Students meet weekly and participate in games, answering general knowledge questions that span the academic disciplines and extend to current events and even pop culture. The team also participates in virtual scrimmages and local tournaments. All are welcome!

 

Meets: Fridays at 2:15pm-3:15pm in Room 304

Italian Club

All things Italian

 

Meets: TBA

Jazz Band

Jazz Big Band, consisting of Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Guitar, Bass, and Drums. We meet weekly and perform at the RHS Music Department's concerts in December and May. Membership is open to all in the school. Auditions are held in September.

 

Meets: Thursday Evenings 6:30-8 pm

Latinx Dance Club

A club to learn, teach and share Latin music. From Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, to Cumbia and Reggaeton. All students are welcome.

 

Meets: Wednesdays During Club Advisory

Math Honors Society

The Math Honors Society offers free tutoring for RHS students. Members of the society are upper-level math students. Any RHS student can attend tutoring in Room 324 Mondays-Thursdays until 2:45. New members are accepted every fall.

 

Meets: Mondays-Thursdays until 2:45 in Room 324 (Mrs. Flynn's room)

Math Science Club

Math and Science peer tutoring is available for those wishing to tutor or for those needing more help in Math and Science. Students can drop in or schedule time with a particular tutor.

 

Meets: Monday afternoons from 2:15 to 3:15 in Room 309

Math Team

Math Team practices weekly to prepare for county math competitions. Once a month we travel to HCPSS high schools to compete. Questions include mathematical content from algebra 2, geometry, pre-calculus including trigonometry, and probability.

Meets: Wednesdays 2:15 - 3:00 in room 325

MedSTEM Club

We are a new club that introduces students to all issues related to health and STEM. During our meetings we will discuss how we can help our community. We will also have guest speakers from the healthcare profession.

 

Meets: Text @rhsmedstem to 81010 for meeting info

MESA (Math, Engineering & Science Achievement)

The mission of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's (JHU/APL) MD MESA program is to advocate for STEM Education, Equity and Access in Maryland.

Meets: Tuesday from 2:45 - 4:00 pm in Room 301

 

Muslim Students Association (MSA)

The MSA's goal is to address the religious and social needs of Muslim students at Reservoir High school.

 

Meets: Fridays/2:15-3:00pm/Room 200

National Art Honors Society (NAHS)

Meets: Wednesdays / 2:15 - 3:15pm / Room 111

National French Honor Society

This society is for French 3, 4 & 5 students who maintain an A average. We meet twicce a month at French Club and may have separate meetings throughout the year.

 

Meets: Sept 21; Oct 13 , 27; Nov 9th - mandatory

One Love

The One Love Club promotes healthy relationships and teachers teenagers the signs of relationship abuse.

Meets: TBA

Quill and Scroll International Journalism Honor Society

We encourage, support and recognize individual student initiative and achievement in scholastic journalism.

 

Meets: TBA

Reservoir Film Club

We meet during club Gatorbreak to talk about movies, watch film clips, and play games.

 

Meets: Gatorbreak Club Days

Reservoir Scholars

Reservoir Scholars - SENIORS ONLY

The Reservoir Scholars Program promotes advanced academic opportunities for our highest-level learners, challenging them to maximize their intellectual potential and enhance their high school learning experiences. Reservoir Scholars must maintain a weighted GPA of 3.4 along with completing five or more AP classes (including the AP exam), Intern Mentor, Independent Research, or the equivalent of an AP class at HCC.

Resinance (RHS A Cappella Choir)

An auditioned choir that performs pop music in the contemporary a cappella style (think Pentatonix or Pitch Perfect). Auditions are held at the beginning of the school year.

 

Meets: Fridays, 2:20-3:00, Room 102

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies.

 

Meets: TBA

RHS Coding Club

The RHS Coding Club seeks to advance the field of computer science and programming through competitive events and opportunities.

RHS Coding Club meets alternatively with Girls Who Code.

Meetings: Thursday from 2:45 - 4:00 pm in Room 301

RHS Esports

RHS Esports is a place for casual and competitive gaming, including tournaments and teams taking on other schools.

Join our Discord server to learn more: https://discord.gg/YqbHQn68Y9

Meets: Mondays until 4pm, Portable 4.

RHS Scholars Leadership Program (formerly Delta Scholars)

The Scholars Leadership Program is for girls in the 10th-12th grade who maintain a minimal GPA of 3.0. The overall goal of this program is to promote continued academic excellence, build self esteem in young ladies, increase cultural awareness, develop leadership skills through participation in workshop, presentations, projects and community service,

 

Meets: New membership occurs during the month of April annually.

RHS Step Team

RHS Step Team practices and performs the art of step.

 

Meets: Thursdays @2:15 - Room 227

RHSTV News

Reporting news about the Reservoir Community

 

Meets: TBA

Science National Honor Society

SNHS is the prominent scientific organization that will engender a new group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration for America. Requirements: Current Junior or Senior.

RHS SNHS Chapter Website: https://sites.google.com/hcpss.org/rhs-snhs/home

 

Meets: 1st (Meeting) and 3rd(Speaker) Thursday of the Month at 2:15pm in Room 311

Science Olympiad

Students participate in multi-event competitions that include paper tests, model building and hybrid contests. Topics covered include life sciences, physics, chemistry, engineering, forensics, astronomy, and coding. These competitions are held in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

 

Meets: Wednesday afternoon from 2:15 to 3:15 in room 309

Speech & Debate Team

Learn how to speak well and argue better with Speech and Debate!

 

 

Meets: Friday, 2:10-4:30, Media Center

Student Government Association

The Reservoir High School Student Government Association provides a unique opportunity for students to serve as effective leaders and role models for their peers. SGA is an organization which focuses on creating a positive school environment where leadership, service and spirit are valued. The goals of the reservoir SGA include helping students to develop leadership skills while providing a service organization for all RHS and Howard County students, and for the community.

Meets: TBA- Most likely during Gator Break- Atrium

Swim Club

Students participate in two events during the school year; The Polar Bear Plunge and The Howard County High School Swim Invitational. Students are encouraged to practice on their own, but practice is not required.

 

Meets: Club Advisory (10/26, 11/9, 2/22, 3/22, 4/12, and 5/24) in Room 309

Tabletop Gaming Club

Play Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and board games with other students. All levels of experience are encouraged to join. We will also be running sessions to learn how to play D&D.

Join our Discord server to learn more: https://discord.gg/nYtgh9579M

 

Meets: Fridays until 4pm in Portable 4

Tenor-Bass Choir

A non-auditioned vocal ensemble for students who sing in the tenor and bass ranges. We sing a wide variety of musical styles and perform at school concerts.

 

Meets: Thursdays, 2:20-3:00, Room 102

The Gator Gazette Student Newspaper

Regular publication and website to provide a voice for student commentary.

Contributing Staff are selected from the student population. Check us out at gatorgazette.rhsgators.com

 

Meets: TBA

Theatre Arts Productions

The purpose is to develop the skills and talents of students on and off stage though the creation of full scale theatrical productions.

Meets: TBA

Treble Choir

A non-auditioned vocal ensemble for students who sing in the soprano & alto ranges that performs at school concerts.

 

Meets: Tuesdays, 2:20-3:00, Room 102

Tri-M Honor Society

Reservoir's Chapter of the National Music Honor Society

Students must be currently enrolled in a music performance ensemble and have applied to be a member.

 

Meets: 3rd Monday of the month, 2:20-3:00, Room 102